The last two blogs I have written have been in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the first Stars Antique Mall!!! Darwin, Brent and I are marking the occasion with a celebration Sale!!!!
We have learned over these years that what our customer loves the most is plain and simple value for their dollars!! Our dealers strive to provide goods at reasonable prices at all times, but during a sale, they sometimes go all out and give a “Really Good Discount”–just for the hours during the sale.
After all, I’m like everyone else, I get excited when I see a sale sign on goodies that I am attracted to. You can be sure, as a collector of textiles, old linens and laces that I found a treasure amongst the display below during a sale a while back.
Years ago I purchased a child’s cup (soft paste no less) with the motto “For a Good Girl”. When I buy something that makes my heart beat and it is on sale, I say to myself,”It’s because I’ve been a Good Girl”. Sometimes I go a long stretch before I see something that really makes my heart go faster…. you can draw your own conclusions on that.
I am always drawn to the vintage costume jewelry–the glittery effect fascinates me to no end. I never take it seriously but it is fun to wear with blue jeans, on a wool blazer,pinned on a baseball hat, or a faux fur vest. Our creative dealers also display re-purposed jewelry which can be charming and witty.
Pictured below–a dressmaker’s form displaying Paula Vandehey’s (dealer #77 Stars and Splendid) re-purposed jewelry.
If I am in need of a piece of furniture, I never, ever go to a new furniture store. Much more interesting to be patient and find just the right item that is handmade or one-of-a-kind—something that is beautiful to me and still useful. I found a great small chest in old yellowed paint with rows of tiny drawers from Greg and Doris (dealer #11-Stars and Splendid)–perfect for all my small arts and crafts supplies–but attractive enough to sit on a scrub top table in my family room.
Photo below was taken in #11 a while back…
Naturally I will be right there with everyone at the anniversary sale. It’s not easy, but I have been trying to be a “good girl”. We’ll see…